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Looking for Snack at Work

I was working... then I had a sudden craving for some snacks.  I have cookies at my desk, but I wanted to see what else was out there.  This is what I saw.

Merry Christmas.

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Costco Shopping - December 20, 2017

I have the ham.  I am ready.

I opened the red wrapper to make sure the ham is being well kept in vacuum packaging.

Beef jerky is for the guys at the mail annex at my work.  I use mail warehouse all the time.  I get my personal items delivered. During the holiday season they get cookies and crackers.  But, guys like meat.  So, I will slap on a ribbon on top and give it to them.

There will be massive eating this weekend.

Merry Christmas.  Enjoy.

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Hate calling cable company for discount

It is a common knowledge that we should call our cable company and ask for better price.  With today's technology, a lot of people cut ties with cable providers.  So, when you call them, they must try to make you happy.

When I first sign up for Verizon FIOS, I was paying $130 a month for cable, internet, & phone service. After several years, my monthly bill is now $169/m.

I knew I should call them and ask for better price, but I hate calling cable company. So, I've been putting it off for a few years.  I am pretty sure that cable companies know we hate calling them.

Today I finally called them, now it's Frontier FIOS.  And they gave me $25/m discount just like that.  That's $300 extra annual income for me.

So... I lost $1000+ last several years because I was not on top of this game... because I hate calling my cable company.

I am the only person to blame on this.  I need to be more proactive.  I feel stupid.  I will not let this happen again.

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I have a mild concussion.

Update:

Doctor thinks I have a mild concussion.  The x-ray showed minor neck injury (not too bad).  But, my problem is the headache that will not go away (nausea & dizziness).

He prescribed me physical therapy.  And wants me to check with him in 10 days.  We are guessing I will be better by then, or else... (bigger issue)

Doctor didn't seem worried.  He thinks I will be OK.   Now I know there isn't anything horribly wrong with me. For now, I still have the headache.

I am OK.  I can still enjoy everyday life.  :)

Merry Christmas. Happy holidays.

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OMG, I'm a yuppy.

After the accident, I had to buy a car ASAP.  So, I bought what I thought was the most boring & economical car.  I wanted my car to blend in with the rest.  It also had to be garage sale friendly.  So, I bought a Prius station wagon. A used one, of course.

I felt depressed and alone after the accident.  So, I bought some Christmas gifts to myself to cheer me up.  I bought a leather briefcase from Coach and a wallet from Paul Smith.  They were on sale.

I am getting old.  I work with kids 10-20(+) years younger than I am.  At this point of my life, I refuse to walk around with a DELL computer case anymore.  And no more JanSport.  I shall carry a nice leather case like the rest of the grown ups. I thought they will go nicely with my Italian shoes.

I texted my friend about what I bought.  Then my friend pointed out that I was a yuppy.

PS. I still have a headache. I have a dizzy spell also.  I am going to see a doctor tomorrow morning.  I will update you.

 

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I am not OK. Pray for me.

*Update - my car was declated total loss.

I was driving to work Friday morning and I got hit from behind very hard. The picture may not look like much, but look at it closely.  Front side of her car parts are embedded in the backside of my car.  I had to pull out part of her license plate from inside my muffler.  Her radiator was destroyed.  It was a hard hit.

There is no broken bone.  There was no blood.  But, 5 days later, I have a headache that seems to be getting worse.  And I feel nauseated.  I think I'll have to see a doctor.

I had to get a rental car, go out car shopping, talk to insurance company (many times), arrange to get my car picked up, etc...  I had to remind myself not to skip meal.  I had to pay close attention to myself so I will not forget my keys, paperwork, wallet...  This was the time I had to take care of myself.

All this is discouraging and depressing because I realize that I am alone in this world.  God bless single people.  I keep telling you that one thing I envy the most is people who have family of their own. 

Below (picture) - green circle is the opening of my muffler.  It cut the license plate (of the person who hit me) like a cookie dough.  I couldn't get this off, so I had to use a screw driver to put a hole and drive back home slowly.  Believe me, guys... it was a hard hit.

Several days were blurry, then I realized that Christmas is only a week away.  I got robbed out of my Christmas.  I only have12 days to Christmas.  How poetic.  It reminds me of my 12 days of Christmas in 2011.  Oh, how much I love Christmas. I wish the spirit of Christmas will make things better for me.

I guess I should feel thankful that it's not worse... but my life is not normal.  It's not THAT bad, but pray for me.

God bless everyone.  I will keep you updated.

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My cubicle - Christmas 2017

I put up this decoration in my cubicle on Thanksgiving week.  Since then, every single day I hear people going "Oooh~!" "Aahhh~!!".  It's been super fun so far.

The Christmas tree with 800 lights was $10 at a garage sale.  I am the king of garage sale.

I bought the train, stuffed reindeer, and a red scarf from Costco.  Some things you just have to pay full price.

I've been playing Christmas music for last 2 months.  Christmast is only two weeks away.  I already feel emontional that the end is near.  I would like to enjoy more and share with more people.

Merry Christmas.  Happy holidays.

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Costco Shopping - December 7, 2017

I went to Costco for Eneloop batteries ($19.99 after $10 instant savings).  It was a quick in and out shopping.  As I was taking a brisk walk to the batteries, I passed by 2 sample stations.  Look what they gave me.  That's a lot of candies. I was so happy.

Christmas is a few weeks away and, Costco is already taking down Christmas items as usual.  I noticed all the big items, such as big snow man, were gone.

Holiday season is coming to an end quickly.  I wish to enjoy more before it's over.  I may be sleepy and tired.  I need to get out and fight traffic, mix with crazy shoppers, and stop for pumpkin spice coffee.  I shall enjoy this magic moment.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017 - More Pictures

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

This is my 8th year baking turkey alone.

I have places to go every year.  I thank them, but I refuse to go.  Nobody, including my family, matches comfort and joy that I have when I bake turkey alone.

I want to bake my own turkey.  It's so much fun.

One of my coworkers enjoys visiting my house on Thanksgiving day for a few hours.  Because I provide comfort and joy... a lot of good stuff to eat.

I just woke up.  I shall take a shower and start the day with coffee. I cleaned my kitchen last night and put some Christmas decoration on the sliding door.  Look at my beautiful kitchen.  I came a long way.  Remember when I was poor?  Now I feel awkward (guilty?) to show pictures, because I remember not having good things like these.

Life's been fun so far.  But, one thing I envy the most is people who have family of their own.  You have the best gift.  It makes me want to cry when I see father and son walking together, etc...  It looks so beautiful and I wish I have that.

Happy Thanksgiving.  I'll talk to you soon.  It's magic time.  Have fun~!!

And, pictures of my turkey

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Costco Coupon: Nov 28 - December 24, 2017

Coupon book is out.

Coupons will be valid starting TUESDAY Nov 28th. Not the usual Thursday.

Check out current coupon book

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